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Good restaurants in Norfolk, VA

I like the Orapax Inn for Greek food that's not too far from where you mentioned. There used to be several good eateries along Granby Street which is very close to where you'll be.

Mar 14, 2014
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Trip to Massanutten in VA

Jess' Quick Lunch at the original downtown Harrisonburg location is the dog & burger place to go to. You'll pass a location out on Rt 33 on the way from Massanutten, but just continue on to downtown. Sit the old counter for the best atmosphere.

Another great dive is the Basic City Luncheonette in Waynesboro. A hole-in-the-wall but great home cooked breakfasts.

Mar 14, 2014
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Two Restaurant Recommendations In Norfolk, Virginia

For a Greek fix, we go to the Orapax Inn. Not fine dining, but good food.

Aug 17, 2013
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

is there a do-not-miss in Charlottesville, VA?

When my wife and I are in that area, we like the brewerys nearby. There are several to choose from, and they also serve food. Fresh beer and good food; need I say more. There are several good winerys also, but not sure about the eats there.

Oct 24, 2012
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Visiting Montreal in early July. Need Recs!

Thanks. Looking forward to visiting.

Jun 24, 2012
foodjack in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Visiting Niagara Falls & Buffalo area soon. Need Recs!

Hello All,
My wife and I will be visiting the Niagara Falls and Buffalo areas in July. The wife loves wings, and we want to go to the original Buffalo Wing restaurant. Will need help with that choice, as well as any other wing recs.

Any great places to eat in the Niagara Falls area would also be appreciated on either the US or Canada side.

Jun 23, 2012
foodjack in New York State (exc. NYC)

Visiting Montreal in early July. Need Recs!

My wife and I will be visiting Montreal between July 5th to July 7th. Looking for recomendations for local Montreal cuisine in the mid-price range. Would like food suggestions that represent the local culture. No kids to worry about; actually prefer more adult oriented restaurants. If you know of any other events in this time frame, then let us know. Thanks.

Jun 23, 2012
foodjack in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Upscale in Virginia Beach

When I think of upscale in Virginia Beach, I think of Steinhilber's, but I think they focus on seafood. There is a Ruth's Cris Steak House at town center in Virginia Beach. There is a Shula's Steak House and Kincaid's chop house in downtown Norfolk.

May 02, 2012
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Recommendations for Good Seafood in Norfolk VA?

On the fine dining end, it would have to be Steinhilber's. Very established in Va Beach.

On the low end, it would be Margie & Rays on the way to Sandbridge in Va Beach. It's an "old school" fried seafood joint, but you won't be disappointed. The "Hurricane Margie" will feed 3 to 4 people easily.

In the middle is the Surfrider, Tautog's, Lucky Oyster, Croakers, & Charlies. All would be good in this price range.

Mar 15, 2012
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Lobster roll in Virginia Beach

Lobster isn't caught anywhere near this part of the Atlantic. You'll find Lobster Rolls pretty much in the New England states. Sorry; they are awesome.

Margie and Rays on the way to Sandbridge is an "old school" reasonable seafood place that's been around for many years. Mostly fried stuff. They have a dish called the Hurricane Margie that will easily feed four people.

Tautog's will be a bit more money, but very local at the beach.

The Lucky Oyster or the Surfrider would be good choices as well.

Mar 04, 2012
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Quick lunch not far from 95 near Richmond

Ok. This might be a little out of the way, but not too much. If you get to Petersburg on I-95 just south of Richmond, you can pick up Rt. 460 east. Go about 8 - 10 miles to Waverly, VA. There is a BBQ place called Cowlings BBQ on Rt. 460 that is very good. From Waverly, you can take Rt. 40 back over to I-95. Mapquest it; it really isn't too far out of the way. Their BBQ is smoked on location, and we love it.

Jan 24, 2012
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Spices in Tidewater

I've been trying Penzys spices online. They've been pretty good. They have decent spice mixes and blends as well. I've been making my own breakfast sausage and Brats with their mix, and its good.

Jan 22, 2012
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Norfolk VA Attucks theatre neighborhood.

Are you staying in a hotel in downtown Norfolk? A cab should be easy to get; you may want to get the phone numbers of a few cab companies from the internet in case you have to call for a cab. The theatre is near downtown, and Granby Street is the main road downtown.

At McArthur Mall, there is Kincaid's Chop House. They are very good, and have a huge menu which will accomodate many different tastes. If you're into Greek food, the Orapax Inn isn't too far out of downtown. Granby Street is one block over from McArthur Mall, and is pretty much the restaurant district. I'd suggest walking along there for a few blocks, and see what is interesting to you. They are all fairly close together.

Dec 20, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Norfolk VA Attucks theatre neighborhood.

Nice theatre that has been refurbished, but not a great part of Norfolk to be hanging out. There are good choices nearby in the downtown area near McArthur Mall and along Granby street. That's kind of the restaurant district in downtown Norfolk.

Dec 19, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Chow near The Homestead Resort / Hot Springs, Virginia

Your best bet would probably go into either Lexington or Staunton. Lexington is a three-college town, and will several places to choose from in the downtown area. Staunton also has a nice quaint downtown area with a small restaurant district. The Blackfriars Theatre is also in Staunton. Very good replica of Shakepear's theatre with plays most nights. A good outing would be to do dinner and a play in Staunton !

Dec 17, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Tidewater Christmas

Perhaps a future outing for the Tidewater Taste Buds ?

Dec 17, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Tidewater Christmas

Ok, so I asked some of my Jewish friends where they would go out to eat on Christmas Day. The overwhelming reply was:

The Route 58 Delicatessen
4000 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Suite 156
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

It is supposed to be a very authentic NY Deli, and I'm told they are packed on Christmas Day. Their web site is. www.58deli.com

Dec 11, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Hampton Roads Chow Dinner Group

jonandkate,
There's always room except when I eat too much :) Hey, either e-mail Kris at her address in her reply to MrBigTime, or send an e-mail to me at: titan76@cox.net. Put your chow name in the subject line.
Jack

Nov 29, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Hampton Roads Chow Dinner Group

Hey Janet,
I noticed a lot of the same people posting around here, and started replying to their posts about starting up a dinner group. You can also put out a posting like Kris has above. We meet once a month, and try different places that members suggest. It gives us an opportunity to try something or some place new that we might not try on our own. Give it a try, or join us sometime.
Jack

Nov 29, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Virginia BEach restaurants

1. If you want more upscale, then Steinhilbers is the place. It is the old established place to go in Va Beach. Waiters in white jackets, etc.

2. The Boardwok is near the Dam Neck area. It is one of my favorite places. It is a fusion of Chinses, Polynesian, and American food. Everything is very fresh, and reasonably priced. Best hot & sour soup I've had.

3. Margie and Rays is also fairly close. Probably not a gift certificate kind of place. Very old southern style mostly fried seafood shack. The Hurricane Margie is a plate of food for around 35.00 that will feed four people.

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Steinhilber's Restaurant
653 Thalia Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Boardwok Restaurant
1993 Sandbridge Rd Ste 109, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Sep 02, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Rt. 58 and Rt. 11 in Virginia

Jess' Quick Lunch at the original location on the square in downtown Harrisonburg. Sit at the counter. Great dogs, burgers, & fries. Atmosphere like a 50's diner. Awesome.

If you go to Abbington, make sure you go to a play at the Barter Theatre.

Sep 02, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Williamsburg, VA - restaurant suggestions

Well, if you are visiting Williamsburg, you might want to try one of the restored colonial taverns. You'll get mixed reviews on the taverns, but where else can you eat in a tavern that was around during the Revolutionary War? It is worth a try once just to say you did it.

My wife and I like the Greene Leaf Inn . It's a pub style restaurant near William and Mary College. Good beers on tap with sizable pitchers available. Mostly sandwich fare, but good.

Sep 02, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Good quick eats off 81 in Virginia?

If you get as far as Harrisonburg, VA (about 24 miles past Staunton going north on I-81) there is Jess' Quick Lunch. The downtown location is the original and still the best, but they also have a location heading east on Rt. 33 near I-81. The downtown location on the square will have the better atmosphere, but is about 3 miles off of I-81 heading west on Rt. 33. Great dogs, burgers, fries, etc., and right out of the old SNL skit of cheeburger, chip, petsi! Sit at the counter.

Jul 25, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Road Trip on I-64, Richmond to Newport News

Ok. Here's your spot ! The County Grill and Smokehouse at:

1215 George Washington Memorial Highway

Suite A

Yorktown, VA 23693

It is not far off of I-64 in the Newport News area. (It is officially listed as a Yorktown address, but it is close to I-64.) Our local chowhound foodie group made this one of our outings, and it is better than Pierces BBQ. You can google it, and mapquest the address above.

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County Grill
1215 George Washington Mem Hwy Ste A, Yorktown, VA 23693

Jul 25, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Driving from Wash DC to WIlliamsburg, VA and then back to NY

My kids always liked the College Deli near William and Mary College and the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg. Interesting subs / sandwiches and kid friendly.

Across the street from the College Deli is the Greene Leafe Inn. A little more of an adult atmosphere than the College Deli, but still very good sandwiches, and a good selection of beer on tap.

Pierces BBQ gets mixed reviews these days as it has grown into a more commercial place than it once was.

Another choice that you can make that will have a mixed reviews is to eat in one of the restored colonial taverns. It is one of the few places where you can experience a dinner or lunch as the colonists did. It can be pricey, but then again, how many times will you be in Colonial Williamsburg for this type of experience?

Jul 25, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Visiting Greeley, CO

Thanks everyone! Flying out tonight.

Jun 07, 2011
foodjack in Mountain States

Visiting Greeley, CO

Thanks Claire

Jun 06, 2011
foodjack in Mountain States

Visiting Greeley, CO

I'll be visiting Greeley, CO for three days next week, and need some recommendations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I won't be going out for any big occasions, just looking for favorite local places that are in the reasonable price range. Things to do and visit are welcome as well. Thanks.

Jun 01, 2011
foodjack in Mountain States

Best farmers markets in the mid-atlantic region?

Here's a couple that you can try.

In Virginia Beach, there's a farmer's market at the corner of Princess Anne Rd. and Dam Neck Rd. It's been there for a long time, and is fairly large with many different little shops. Go on a Friday night during the warmer months, and you'll be in for a musical treat. In the parking lot, many groups of musicians form impromptu groups. Most play bluegrass or country music, but it is fun just to walk around and listen to the music while shopping at the markets..

When I lived in Waynesboro, VA in 2008, there was a farmer's market that formed once a week downtown. It was not a typical farmer's market in what was offered, but it was genuine. They had organic meats, honey, flowers, etc. Nearby close to the Krogers, there was a produce market with fresh fruits and vegitables. I don't know if they still do all of this, but it's worth you investigating it online.

Apr 22, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic

Dinner Rec for Lexingon, VA area

Staunton is also about 35 miles from Lexington, but if you're going there, then there are several reasonable places along Beverly street as well as The Staunton Grocery.

In Lexington, you'll find a lot of quaint little restaurants downtown near VMI. There are three colleges in Lexibgton, so you should not have too much trouble finding a place.

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The Staunton Grocery
105 West Beverley Street, Staunton, VA 24401

Apr 05, 2011
foodjack in Mid-Atlantic